J Tube vs. G Tube

J Tube and G Tube are medical devices known as feeding tubes used for patients to provide nutrients who can’t take food through mouth. G tube is also called Gastrostomy or Gastric feeding tube. G tube is for long-term nutrition and is inserted into the stomach through abdomen via small incision. J Tube is also called Jejunal feeding tube and is inserted into 2nd part of small intestine ‘jejunum’ through abdomen.

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J Tube vs. G Tube

Contents: Difference between J Tube and G Tube

What is J Tube?

J Tube is also called Jejunal feeding tube and is inserted into 2nd part of small intestine ‘jejunum’ through abdomen. It can be inserted inside surgically or via endoscopy. It can be changes at home or at hospital. It is used by patients having poor gastric motility, vomiting or aspiration risk.  If feds direct to the intestine.

What is G Tube?

G tube is also called Gastrostomy or Gastric feeding tube. G tube is for long-term nutrition and is inserted into the stomach through abdomen via small incision. If there is blockage in the small intestine, G tube can be used for gastric drainage. It can also be placed surgically and also used if difficulty in swallowing due to anatomic disorder. G tube can easily be changed at home. G tube can easily be vented out to release gas from stomach

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Key Differences between J Tube and G Tube

  1. G tube is more comfortable
  2. G tube can easily be changed at home
  3. G tube is not open, no one came to know either the child or patient is being feed by tube.
  4. G tube can easily be vented out to release gas from stomach as compare to J tube
  5. J tube has more leakage problems as compare to G tube
  6. J tubes needs the G tube for vent.

Video Explanation

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